Robert Mann Gallery is pleased to exhibit a collection of works from our roster of notable contemporary and vintage artists focused on capturing emotional responses to everyday moments.
New work by John Mack, well known for his Revealing Mexico series, captures the explosive energy that runs through the streets of the internationally-renowned French port, Marseille. Mack’s imagery challenges us to reflect upon our own identities and any inherent impediments they may pose in the merging with ourselves in a setting that has stayed true to its founding legend of foreign immigrants while posed with the task of confronting native identities. This debut will coincide with the release of his second monograph published by powerHouse, At Their Home: Marseille.
Juxtaposing the street scenes of Marseille’s Vieux Port will be a selection of classic treasures by Louis Faurer, who was a key member of the New York School of street photographers active from the 1930s to the 1950s. Fauer rejected traditional documentary styles and instead encountered memorable silhouettes and faces on New York’s sidewalks, where he highlighted the liveliness, but also the sorrow of city life.
In contrast to raw street scene moments, Cig Harvey further investigates into her personal surrounding; the ordinary and the everyday of home and family, pressing to evoke an immediate unconscious emotion. Through color, light, and abstraction, Harvey’s work confronts those sensory emotions more immediately, trying to find direct access to our involuntary physical response.
Alongside will be new work by Julie Blackmon, whose signature style of compelling visual allure combined with sly wit creates whimsical stories of everyday moments. Though her newest work probes the fever dreams of a restless nation and makes more direct pokes at our consumer culture, Blackmon also reflects back to her own community and the youthful imagination that inspires her work.